"We want to give Linux game developers a chance to make some money," said Samuels.
EVO Smart Console
Currently, the development tools are limited to the tools available normally with Fedora, as well as the Crystal Space platform. However, Samuels says he expects to make additional tools available in the future.
Specifications listed for the EVO Smart Console include:
Processor -- AMD Athlon 64x2 5600 clocked at 2.9GHz
Graphics processor -- ATI HD 3200
Memory -- 2GB DDR2
Display -- supports 1080i and 1080p/HDCP resolution; ATI HD 3200 Chipset
Video codecs -- H.564 VC1; MPEG2
Video output -- DVI; HDMI
Storage -- 120GB or 250GB hard drive, plus online cloud storage (10GB free)
Peripherals -- CD/DVD ROM; biometric scanner
Networking -- 2 x 10/100 Ethernet
USB -- 2 x USB 2.0
Dimensions -- 11.8 x 2.6 x 10,7 inches (300 x 65 x 273mm)
Operating system -- Fedora 8 with option to convert to Linux-based Mirrors Evolution distro; virtualized Windows install optional